If you purchased your domain from HostGator, then you can manage it online by using the Domain Manager and going to the Name Servers tab.
If you did NOT purchase your domain from us, we are not able to change the name servers because we don't control the domain. Please contact the domain registrar (place where you bought the domain) and ask how to make the name server updates. Most domain registrars have a tool so you can do this yourself. Then you will remove the current name servers and replace them with the name servers from your welcome email.
Updating the Name Servers
- Login to your HostGator Control Panel.
Click the Domain link, at the top of the page.
Choose your domain name from the list of domains.
Then click the Name Servers tab.
- Select Use Custom Nameservers
- Enter in the new name servers.
- Click Save Nameserver Settings.
Note: Please allow 24-72 hours for the DNS propagation of name servers to fully propagate.
For more information about how to update other DNS records such as CNAME, TXT, SRV or A records, please read our article on How to Modify your DNS Records.
Recommended Help Content
Maintaining your domain registration and hosting services within the same account allows you to manage both services with only one login password, making it easier for you to stay on top of everything related to your website. This article explains the process to transfer your domain to [% provinfo.n
This article explains how to prepare your domain to be transferred from HostGator to a new registrar. You'll initiate the transfer itself with the gaining registrar, but there are a few things you can do to ensure the process goes smoothly.
You need two things to have a successful website and professional email: a domain registration and a hosting account.
Related Help Content
I am trying to transfer a domain(s) from my current registrar to hostgator_sg. When I fill out the transfer form I cannot get beyond step 2/4. There does not seem to be any "submit" or "next"
This article explains how to select and register a domain name.
How to modify name servers with bought domain through HostGator.
There are multiple reasons why a domain transfer may fail. This article explains several reasons why your transfer may be unsuccessful and what you can do to fix it.
This article explains what happens after a domain expires and how domain registration can be renewed.
Once I Register a Domain, How Long Does it Take to Become Active?
Why does my Domain name show it will expire in only 1 year even though I paid for a three year account?
Can I host domain extensions which HostGator cannot register?